One missing feature

Camera redirection/detection by flatpaks and even by deb packages is sorely needed.

What do you mean?

Do you mean like when you press “Attach a Photo” in some chat app and having it open up the camera rather than selecting a picture you previously took?

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Also if I use Signal to make a video call, it does not recognize the camera as existing…

Flatseal is an app to modify flatpak permissions, there is an option to enable the camera on the app, give it a try and see if it works, this can be done on command line as well but it is easier using the app.

Enabling things in Flatseal won’t do for the Librem 5 - there’s work in other places that needs to happen, IIRC from what I’ve heard this also needs a newer stack (Crimson instead of Byzantium, Debian 12, not 11) to work.

I need to play with my PinePhone Pro again - it’s far along in terms of libcamera support, from what I read video conferencing in Firefox may work now - but, to put things into perspective, even if that works now, I would never use it as a daily driver instead of my L5, for audio trouble and battery life issues alone.

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So in Crimson it will be likely to be better…?

As far as I understand it, Crimson is the necessary condition. Further work will then need to be done to make it work, as evidenced by postmarketOS and Mobian, which both are based on newer distributions (and also don’t have this “wider camera support” yet for the Librem 5). It’s not an easy task.

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I wish there was a way for me to help. Though i don’t have any programminng experience.